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Wall Hanging - Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Chinese, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 990732

Summary:
Chinese wall hanging. It is one of a series of six quilted wall hangings, which were made by migrant women in 1987 at the Migrant Women's Learning Centre at Collingwood TAFE (now Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE). The wall hangings represent images of life of migrant women in their countries of origin.

The project to create these wall hangings brought together migrant women of many backgrounds, to create an artwork which illustrates six of these backgrounds. The images used in the panels reflect the memories that these women have brought with them to Australia, and the images that they associate with their lives in their countries of origin.
Description:
Quilted wall hanging using various materials to create a pictorial representation of a Chinese scene. It features an Asian woman dressed in what appears to be traditional Chinese costume. She is standing in a type of Chinese landscape. Her clothing is pale pink and is tied a the waist. Her hair is tied back and decorated with red ornaments. In the bottom right corner of the wall hanging are two Chinese symbols printed in red. The wall hanging is framed by a navy blue border.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 188.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 97.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural beliefs, cultural identity, cultural traditions, immigration, chinese communities, chinese immigration, sewing, textiles, cultural awareness, women s associations, migrant education, collingwood college of tafe, nmit
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: quilting
Place & Date Made: Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Other Association (See Comments): China

This panel represents the memories and images associated with a Chinese migrant woman's memories of her country.

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